How do you simplify #y^(9/8)/y^(5/8)#?

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Jun 24, 2016

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# = y^ (1/2)#

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#(y^(9/8)) / (y^(5/8))#

  • Applying property:
    #color(blue)(y^m/y^n = y^(m-n)#

Applying the above to the expression:
#(y^(9/8)) / (y^(5/8)) = y^color(blue)((9/8 - 5/8))#

# = y^(4/8)#

# = y^ (1/2)#

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